@SamsClub (a subsidiary of Walmart) donates $2,500 to Florida mosque named after Hamas 'military wing'
It was recently discovered that the popular American wholesaler Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, donated $2,500 to a Tampa, Florida mosque named after Hamas' al-Qassam Brigades
(Hat Tip: Ellen S
Florida Family Association supporter happened to look up at the wall
behind the checkout line at the Sam’s Club located at 2021 Brandon
Boulevard in Brandon, Florida. He saw a large photograph of a check
made out from Sam’s Club in the amount of $2,500 payable to the Islamic
Community of Tampa located in the top left prominent position on the
wall. Florida Family Association snapped a cellphone photograph. Photographs indicated that no other non-profit organization received more than $500.
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- The Islamic Community of Tampa is also known as the Al-Qassam mosque. The Military Wing of the Palestinian Hamas is called the Al-Qassam Brigade. InvestigativeProject.org reports “The
mosque, according to Sami Al-Arian, was named after Izzedin al-Qassam.
Al-Qassam, a Syrian killed fighting the British mandate in 1935, ‘is
the main source of inspiration for the Islamic Jihad movement’
Palestinian scholar Ziad Abu Amr wrote in his book, Islamic
Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza. ‘The Islamic Jihad’s
supporters have elevated him almost to a saintly status.’”
- Sami Al-Arian was indicted in February 2003 on 17 counts under the Patriot Act for allegedly being the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). In 2006, Al-Arian pleaded guilty
to one count of conspiring to make or receive contributions of funds,
goods or services for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
and was sentenced to 57 months in prison.
- Sami Al-Arian refused to testify before a Federal Grand Jury regarding other Jihad activities. U.S. District Judge James Moody
ruled that Al-Arian must testify. A Virginia District Court held that
Sami Al-Arian had no legal basis to refuse to testify. The court held
him in civil contempt, and imprisoned him on November 16, 2006. Sami
Al-Arian was released from prison on June 27, 2014 after the United
States Department of Justice dropped charges.
Labels: al-Qassam Brigades, CAIR, Florida, Islam, ISNA, Izzadin Kassam Brigades, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Sami al-Arian, Sharia law